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Man. Acilius Glabrio, 49 BC.
Denarius, reference to health.
The personification of the healing deities Salus and Valetudo suggests this issue coincides with the establishment in Acilia, a crossroad near Rome, of a medical practice by the Greek physician Archagathus. Archagathus is reported to have introduced professional medical care to Rome. Obverse laureate head of Salus SALVTIS. Reverse Valetudo standing holding a snake while leaning on a column MN. ACILIVS III VIR. VALETV.
Mint: Rome
Provenance: Private acquisition

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